18 Dec 2010
“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” ~ The Lorax
We all know what happened in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax…the Once-ler devised ways of cutting down Truffula Trees for the “Biggering and Biggering” of his manufacturing operation. The Once-ler “Biggered” to the point where he polluted the Lorax’s water and air, and left him in a sunless panorama of Truffula stumps. Poor Lorax.
You are luckier than the Lorax, right? Maybe that’s because you have an organic gardener on your holiday list. These eco-champions use their big green thumbs to stand up against ecological destruction. Gardening without harmful chemicals is their motto. Raising environmental awareness and creating and maintaining healthy ecosystems are their mission.
DIY Gifts For Organic Gardeners
Plant it Green
Use organic soil and newspaper to make these (super easy) DIY Seedling Cups.
Wrap It Green
Ditch the non-recyclable shiny foil wrapping paper. My mom often wrapped our gifts in the comics section of the newspaper. Who knows, maybe that’s why I like kids books so much. I also like using pieces of cloth scraps to wrap small gifts. Martha talks about how traditional wrapping of plants detracts from their “earthy beauty” here.
Make a Gardener’s Bucket and enclose a copy or a quote from The Lorax:
“Plant a new Truffula.
Treat it with care.
Give it clean water.
And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest.
Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.”